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NEU 20.07.2022 Press Releases

A clear shot into the cen­ter of the Milky Way

Jordanian astrophysicist leads one of the first projects at the James Webb Space Telescope
Jordanian born Nadeen B. Sabha from the University of Innsbruck is the first astrophysicist in Austria to lead a research project at the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Together with an international team, she wants to detect very young stars at the center of our Galaxy. Although the birth of stars near a black hole is very unlikely and requires very special conditions, there is evidence for their existence in the center of the Milky Way.
NEU 27.05.2022 Press Releases

Error-Free Quantum Computing Gets Real

Fundamental building blocks for fault-tolerant quantum computing demonstrated
For quantum computers to be useful in practice, errors must be detected and corrected. At the University of Innsbruck, Austria, a team of experimental physicists has now implemented a universal set of computational operations on fault-tolerant quantum bits for the first time, demonstrating how an algorithm can be programmed on a quantum computer so that errors do not spoil the result.
NEU 12.05.2022 Press Releases
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When quantum particles fly like bees

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems

A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Yet even with today's supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. A research team from the University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.

NEU 26.04.2022 Press Releases
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Innsbruck researchers awarded three ERC Advanced Grants

Physicists and a biochemist from University of Innsbruck receive millions in European funding

University of Innsbruck’s quantum physicists Francesca Ferlaino and Hans Briegel and biochemist Kathrin Thedieck each receive an ERC Advanced Grant, the highest European funding for established scientists in basic research. A total of more than 7 million euros will be invested in basic research in Innsbruck. For Francesca Ferlaino, it is already the third ERC grant after a Starting Grant (2010) and a Consolidator Grant (2016).

NEU 25.03.2022 Press Releases
The Quantum Optimization Team

Missing building block for quantum optimization developed

Optimization challenges in logistics or finance are among the first possible applications of quantum machines. Physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, have now developed a method that enables optimization problems to be investigated on quantum hardware that already exists today. For this purpose, they have developed a special quantum gate.

NEU 23.03.2022 Press Releases
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Quantum sensors: Measuring even more precisely

Physicists report on first programmable quantum sensor in Nature and PRX

Two teams of physicists led by Peter Zoller and Thomas Monz at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, have designed the first programmable quantum sensor, and tested it in the laboratory. To do so they applied techniques from quantum information processing to a measurement problem. The innovative method promises quantum sensors whose precision reaches close to the limit set by the laws of nature.